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Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A

Identifier: Mss. 98 M99 Group A

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Scope and Contents

Group A;  Papers of Moses Myers, and his sons Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk and Pensacola, Fla. and John Myers (1787-1830) merchant of Norfolk. Includes papers of Barton Myers (1853-1927), mayor of Norfolk, Va. and his family.


  • Creation: 1776-1925


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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Biographical Information:

Moses Myers (1752-1835) was born in New York City. He was a prominent Jewish merchant in Norfolk, Va. moving there in 1787. He was consul for the Netherlands, vice-consul for Denmark and served as collector of customs for the district of Norfolk and Portsmouth. He served in the Revolutionary War and later in the Virginia militia. He was President of the Norfolk Common Council. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


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Arrangement of Materials:

The Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) has been divided into three groups, A, B, and C. This finding aid is for Group A only. Overall, the papers of the Myers, Burrage and Graham families document six generations of a prominent Jewish family of Norfolk, Va. The bulk of the collection relates to Moses Myers and his children, particularly Samuel (1790-1829), John Myers (1787-1830) and his grandson Barton Myers (1853-1927). There are papers of collateral relatives Col. James Duncan Graham (1799-1865), topographical engineer and Vice-Admiral Guy Hamilton Burrage (1867-1954).

Acquisition Information:


Related Materials:

See also; Gustavus A. Myers Papers, 1834-1869, Samuel Myers Papers, 1796-1845, and the Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Groups B and C, Myers Papers (II), all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Mss. Acc. 2008.147 Myers Papers of the Chrysler Museum of Art

Processing Information:

Processed by Antonio Bly in 2000.

Guide to the Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A
Finding Aid Authors: Antonio Bly.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009 and 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository